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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY


Tampa, FL (via Wheelersburg, OH)

Member since 02 November 2012 | Blog

Lifelong Ohio State fan. Born and raised on the Ohio River on my grandfather's farm where I learned two important life lessons: 1, Always treat people how you'd want to be treated, even the people who mistreat you. 2, Three yards and a cloud of dust! One of my earliest memories as a child is wearing my scarlet and gray footie pajamas while watching OSU game replays on the local WOSU channel with my dad. I even remember Paul Warfield announcing. I grew up in southern Ohio and have lived all over the state including Chillicothe and Cleveland. I've been known to scream at the TV when Ohio State plays. I go all in every game hence why my screen name is IN ALL CAPS. When Ohio State loses I am sick to my stomach for several days afterward. When they win it's like freaking Christmas. I hate Michigan. I hate them more than Khan hated Captain Kirk. That Team Up North sucks. The SEC sucks. Go Bucks!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My best personal sports moment was my 1 tackle in high school in the 1989 OHSAA Division IV state championship game at Ohio Stadium on the old field turf. To play an actual game on the same turf Woody walked on will always be the greatest sports moment of my life. That and OSU's 2002 national championship game win over Miami. I cried tears of utter joy after that win.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joey Bosa
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bungals
  • NHL TEAM: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: WTF United

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

I think we proved in 2014 that the 4-2-5, if executed correctly with the right personnel, is versatile enough for stopping both the spread attack (Oregon) and the power offenses (Bama, Wisky). I'm not sure what defense Sparty used in 2015 against us but it was probably a version of the 4-2-5 and it's well known we borrowed a lot of Narduzzi's D schemes.

What I want to see more than anything this season is if we've learned how to combat Sparty's D like we did in 2014. They adjusted and beat us in 2015. We want to beat them again we'd better adjust to their 4-2-5.

Comment 30 Jun 2016

"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is my favorite cover song. Originally written by Anne Bredon and later recorded by Joan Baez it became famous when Led Zeppelin covered it.

On the flip side, Stone Temple Pilots covered the Led Zeppelin song "Dancing Days" as part of a Led Zep tribute album in the mid 90s. Another great cover.

And I am a huge Sevendust fan and their cover of LL Cool Jay's "Going Back to Cali" just freaking rocks.

Comment 30 Jun 2016

Having a Vince Wilfork-type run-plugger might not translate well in the defense Urban and Fickell have used over the last 2 seasons. Adolphus Washington was about as big a DT as we're going to get but I think most of the guys we have been recruiting have been on purpose in terms of size and speed. I cannot wait to see what Dremont Jones, Robert Landers, Devon Hamilton, and Jashon Cornell can do. We might not even have to move Little Bear down to DT.

Comment 30 Jun 2016

The idea of punishment is doing something the child does NOT like in order to get the point across. I remember a story my dad told me about a punishment my grandfather gave my dad's brother when my uncle wrecked the family car when he was 16 because he was drag racing on the street against friends. My grandfather bought my uncle a pair of shoes with really thick soles (my dad said they looked like platform shoes almost). My grandfather told my uncle when he wears out the soles to those shoes he could drive again. It took him over a year to wear those shoes down.

Comment 30 Jun 2016

Watching Spiels was a pleasure. I used to think to myself "How the hell did he get there so fast?" when making a tackle. I remember opposing teams would try their best to run away from him.

And watching Orlando Pace assault 300-pound defensive linemen was unfair. His play coined the phrase pancake block. He mauled people.

Comment 30 Jun 2016

No sign of Urban burnout. Says the year away changed him. Now all the coaches are gone by 7:30 PM. Said the fact Urban doesn't have donor responsibilities is a big advantage over peers.    

Some of the best news I've heard all summer. Keep Urbz happy, Gene :)

Comment 29 Jun 2016

I really do believe our two biggest concerns are how we replace Darron Lee and Vonn Bell. Those two were huge in helping our defense be flexible enough to keep teams from doing what Clemson did to us in the Orange Bowl with all the WR screens. Those two positions were quick enough to get out into the flat quickly and stout enough to keep the power teams from running over us. We cant get out into the flat we could be trying to outscore people again like in 2013 which was NO fun.

Comment 29 Jun 2016

I like to think Urban in his 5th year has reached the level (or pretty close to it) of recruiting where we have NFL Draft picks as backups and third-stringers. In fact, if my memory serves correct, a sports writer/pundit (cant remember who) said something along the lines during last year's spring practices that we had NFL draft picks as backups. That is what is giving me hope that we will be a HELL of a lot better than the 8-4, 9-3 team most TTUN and SEC fans think we'll have this year.

Comment 29 Jun 2016

I've read that a lot of TTUN fans think this O'Korn kid is going to come in and dominate his first year as starter. If he does then I would be one of the first to admit TTUN has a chance to be decent, but he will have to be lights out for them to win the B1G and make the playoff. We all saw how great Cardale played in 2014 as a first-time starter in pressure-filled situations and our run to the national title was not easy. Will O'Korn do the same? I have a really difficult time seeing that. Cardale had his own mojo going. O'Korn? The first thing I think of is corn.

Comment 29 Jun 2016

I have to admit, our lack of a large senior class is a big concern for 2016. The leaders we do have will need to step up even more than they already have been, especially with this schedule.

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Recchi, and Andreychuk are more deserving than Lindros. 

Agreed. I live in Tampa and Andreychuk brought the Lightning a Stanley Cup and has his statue out in front of the arena. He was a beast. The first thing that I'm reminded of with Lindros was he was always hurt.

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Bobby Knight isnt crazy. He just doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks and will let you know it. Harbaugh has deep-rooted psychological issues.

Comment 28 Jun 2016

It's funny, I recently read a story online about a guy who encountered coyotes but he was referring to Thailand prostitutes. I guess that's a slang term for them. If you have Thai prostitutes all around you maybe you're in Bangkok.

Comment 28 Jun 2016

So sorry for your loss, Rkylet83.